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Swiss Private Banks Are on the Decline

Posted in Offshore Account Update on January 31, 2018

Swiss banks had a long tradition of providing privacy and providing top quality service. This prompted wealthy individuals and businesses from throughout the world to invest their funds in Swiss banks.  However, in recent years, many Swiss banks have been forced to turn over financial information and account details on foreign investors with Swiss bank accounts.  Read More

What is the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program?

Posted in Offshore Account Update on March 31, 2017

Individuals who own offshore bank accounts or who have signature authority over offshore bank accounts have certain reporting requirements. When an individual with any kind of offshore accounts is required to file disclosure forms and fails to do so, civil and criminal penalties could be imposed as a result of this failure. The Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) was designed to allow accountholders to come forward and admit to past failures to submit required disclosures while avoiding criminal penalties and limiting civil fines.

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The Rules For Offshore Bank Accounts

Posted in Offshore Account Update on February 24, 2017

If you have any type of investments or financial products offshore, you must understand the rules for reporting those accounts and for paying taxes on investment income. A Virginia tax law firm can assist you in complying with the legal requirements for your accounts. If you have failed to comply in the past with reporting and tax requirements, an attorney can also help you to determine what options you have to minimize the possibility of penalties as the IRS becomes more aggressive at identifying offshore funds.

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Bank Coop AG Reaches Resolution Under The DOJ Swiss Bank Program

Posted in Offshore Account Update on March 15, 2016

On December 10, 2015 the United States Department of Justice announced that it had reached a resolution with Bank Coop AG (Bank Coop) under the Swiss Bank Program. 

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